Malindo Air has appointed Captain Mushafiz bin Mustafa Bakri as the chief executive officer (CEO), effective 23 September 2019, taking over from Chandran Rama Muthy.
Chandran will take on a new role in Lion Group as it’s group strategic director. He will be tasked to drive greater synergy within the Lion Group by overseeing new developments and strategic directions for all of the five carriers within the group.
Captain Mushafiz is currently the director of safety, security & quality (DSSQ) of Thai Lion Air, a low-cost airline within Lion Group based in Don Muang, Thailand.
He has over 24 years of aviation experience both as flying and management pilot as well as instructor and examiner.
Malindo Air currently operates over 1,400 flights weekly across a network of 57 destinations spread across 16 countries in Asia since March 2013 from its twin hubs in KLIA and Subang. It operates a mixed fleet of 14 ATR72-600 and 29 Boeing 737NG aircraft.
Lion Group consists of Lion Air, Batik Air and Wings Air operating out of Indonesia, Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air which operate out of Malaysia and Thailand respectively.